The association of BMI and Braden total score on the occurrence of pressure ulcers.

@article{Drake2010TheAO,
  title={The association of BMI and Braden total score on the occurrence of pressure ulcers.},
  author={Daniel J. Drake and Melvin Swanson and Gloria Baker and Marie Pokorny and Mary Ann Rose and Laurie Clark-Reed and Wanda G Waters and Frank R Watkins and Martha Keehner Engelke},
  journal={Journal of wound, ostomy, and continence nursing : official publication of The Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nurses Society},
  year={2010},
  volume={37 4},
  pages={367-71}
}
PURPOSE We compared pressure ulcer (PU) prevalence patients with a body mass index (BMI) of 40 or more, and Braden Scale scores of 16 or more to patients with lower BMI. METHODS A cross-sectional study by using existing data was conducted combining patient skin status with BMI. Subjects underwent skin assessment for evidence of skin breakdown by nurses trained in PU assessment. Data from this assessment were combined with historic data gathered from review of medical records and BMI… CONTINUE READING

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